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Strangers and neighbors : multiculturalism, conflict, and community in America

Author: Andrea M Voyer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The city of Lewiston, Maine, has struggled since its mills began closing in the 1950s. Historically recognized for its large French-speaking population descended from the Canadians who staffed the city's mills, in the new millennium Lewiston acquired a new identity as "Maine's Mogadishu". Beginning in 2001, substantial Somali immigrant settlement gave Lewiston the largest per capita Somali population in the United  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea M Voyer
ISBN: 9781107039933 1107039932 9781107676800 1107676800
OCLC Number: 827528834
Awards: Short-listed for Best Book Award, Migration and Citizenship Section, American Political Science Association 2014
Description: xiii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Strangers in a strange land. The letter --
A cultural sociology of immigrant incorporation. Chapter one. Ellis Island South and Maine's Mogadishu. Little Canada --
Somali Diaspora of the United States --
The cultural pragmatics of incorporation. Chapter two. The meaning of Somali settlement and the boundaries of belonging. Community in crisis --
Life as usual --
Inclusion and exclusion --
"Defining moments". Chapter three. Being the inclusive community. The two towns of Jasper --
"Realizing" an inclusive Lewiston --
The recognizably inclusive community. Chapter four. Disciplined to diversity. Train-the trainer --
Building bridges between the local and the macrocultural --
Emotional healing --
Foundational theory --
Multicultural truth and multicultural selves --
The culture of incorporation. Chapter five. Familiar strangers. Somali faces --
Being the Somali community --
The Somalis, of all people... --
Defining and displaying Somali-ness --
The cunning of incorporation. Conclusion. Cultural scaffolding. A new mayor in town --
Strangers and neighbors --
Everyone is Greek.
Responsibility: Andrea M. Voyer, Pace University.

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In Strangers and Neighbors, Andrea M. Voyer shares five years of observations in the city of Lewiston. Through her sensitive depictions of the experiences of Somalis, Lewiston city leadership,  Read more...

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